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Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
live monday looking at first lady rosalin carter. >> the cia and presidential clinton library released more than 300 newly classified documents on intelligence and presidential policymaking in the bos kneian war. a look at the decisions made in the 1990s including commenteds from former president clinton, former secretary of state albright, and retired general wesley clark. >> good afternoon, everybody, and welcome to the clinton presidential center. i'm stephanie street, executive directser of the clinton foundation. thank you for attending this historic conference. this event is a first in several respects. it is the first time a president has participated in a declassification event in a presidential library and first time a presidential library opened a large collection of documents who had the automatic declassification date. it is most appropriate we are here today at the clinton center because the work in the classification area that has taken place over the last 18 years is a direct result of executive order 12958 signed by president clinton in april of 1995. today, the cia and
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Dec 8, 2013 4:45pm EST
with bill clinton that to reset the time when tom fogle to was playing bill clinton and primary colors. clinton told him, i had a roommate who is a scientologist. he was a really good guy. at that point, the state department had written letters to foreign government, chastising them for pricing the church of scientology. so they did have an effect. >> i apologize, but we are out of time. i know. this is the worst job. i do apologize. [applause] >> here's a look at books being published this week. >> we are back live at the national book festival on the mall in washington d.c. booktv on c-span2. [cheers and applause] as you can see, we have a great audience still in the history and biography tent. we are joined by jean edward smith, and eisenhower biographer
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
. as this change, because president clinton decided that he was going to do something about it and he got the system moving. >> let me pick up on that. we are here in this clinton library and i want to bring this back to president clinton. there are more than 40 patients between the situation room and the oval office. rarely do national security advisers get fired when things go wrong but the president could get thrown out of office and i can assure you, the appetite for american boots on the ground in 1995 than there is in 2013. we have gone through somalia, black hawk down, we didn't have a great experience in haiti, no appetite for putting 25,000 troops into bosnia and even in the context of peace agreements most people couldn't tell you where bosnia was on the map. inevitably the peace agreement would be shaky and it was an extraordinarily courageous decision i think. we would not have had peace. that was the centerpiece of the end game because once we said we will be there to enforce the peace, that was the key decision. then there was confidence that a peace agreement actually could
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Dec 8, 2013 9:00pm EST
the primary season of 2008 when clinton was running against obama in the democratic non-asian and there was a guy at one of clinton blank rally -- >> host: hillary clinton -- >> guest:, he held up the sign that said i earned my shirt. i asked my students how many of you remember that -- by the way in 2009 i asked this question, not five or six years later. i asked how many of you remember that? 10%, 20% of hands. i said it really didn't pass under the media radar to follow these sort of things. now, imagine if afghan obama rally someone in a white guy held up a sign that said polish my shoes, don't you think every media outlet it would have been front page, john mccain come every single republican would have said to stop everything. that's wrong to get. >> host: is it because they don't think it's dangerous? are talking to a woman that's running -- i don't know. >> guest: i think it's because it seems more acceptable. race is on -- prior to 2008, right after we were all like racism, that's going to go away. we were wrong about that. but i think that in fact in some ways
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >> -- on "the communicators." >> recently the cia and the clinton presidential library released 300 newly declassified pockets about the war in boston. john gannon spoke on a panel that included former secretary of state madeleine albright, former national security advisor sandy berger, and general wesley clark. president clinton also made remarks later in the program. it's the first time a president participated in a declassification event. >> [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, everyone and welcome to the clinton presidential center. i'm stephanie streett and i served as executive director of the clinton foundation. thank you for attending this historic conference. this event is a first in several respects. it is the first time a president has participated in a declassification event at a presidential library. it is the first time a presidential library has open such a large collection of documents before the 25 year automatic declassification date. it is most appropriate that we are here today at the clinton center, because much of the work and the declassification era that ha
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Dec 1, 2013 10:00pm EST
, a william f. buckley, jr., the clinton, al gore gorby doll, jacqueline kennedy and naturally with his interest of american history sammy davis, jr., a and mick jagger. [laughter] to a detractor to accused arthur of being a communist sympathizer he said your first letter was a product of misunderstanding for you to really provide if not i can only send you to the nearest psychiatrist. but i should note arthur had a keen appreciation for andrew jackson and jack daniel's. as is also appreciated arthur did not believe white wine was done to the day given the difficulties of the afternoon. he is the author of terror across and teeeighteen that co-editor of his father's struggle. his films won two emmys serving as the world director of the policy is to share am publisher of the journal of a speech writer and foreign policy adviser for'' well also the author of factive creation that received the harry s. truman book award. our friend tom brokaw will play a key role in this discussion in the future of liberalism. his career of one of the great american and light weight gretzky. [laughter] >>
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
of it. if you remember the primary season in 2008 when clinton was running against obama for the democratic nomination, and there was a guy who, at one of clinton's rallies -- >> host: hillary clinton's rally. >> guest: yes, held up a sign that said "iron my shirt," remember that? >> host: yes. >> guest: i asked the students, i teach a large lecture class, and how many remembered that? by the way, in 2009, i asked the question, not five years later. i asked students here, how many of you remember that? i had, like, 10%, 20% hands. i said, yeah, because it really didn't pass on to the media radar. few of us knew it, people who knoll these sorts of things knew it. imagine if at an obama rally some guy held up a sign that said polish my shoes. don't you think that every media outlet would have been front page, john mccain, every republican would have said, wait, stop everything. that's wrong. >> host: is it because they don't think it's dangerous? you know, after all, you're talking to a woman running, i don't know. >> guest: i think it's just because it just seems more acce
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm EST
believe that the cia had been melted down to, basically, a debased society under the clinton administration. and they felt that the military's covert unit would be the best weapon that the u.s. could use in a discreet global secret war. and so they injected jsoc with steroids. and general stanley mcchrystal ran jsoc for much of the bush era, and they began operating what was effectively a global hunting organization. and they weren't hunting deer, they were hunting people. and they did their own interrogation. they have their own secret prisons. it was a whole parallel apparatus to what the cia had traditionally had sovereign realm other. >> host: how did you get involved in this line of work? >> guest: purely by accident. i went to university thinking i wanted to be a middle schoolteacher. and i discovered very soon after i got to the university what it meant to be on academic probation. i was a terrible student. so if i'm a horrible student, i don't know how i'm going to teach the youth of america to do anything. [laughter] it's not that i was screwing around and out partyi
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
obama, not for president bush, not for are president clinton, not for any president. and because senator reid, the distinguished majority leader, believed that the district judges were moving too slowly through the senate, we changed the rules this past year. we said that with district judges, once there's a cloture vote -- and remember, no why judge has ever been denied his seat because of a cloture vote. once there's a cloture vote there can only be two hours of debate, one for the minority and one for the majority. so this is a manufactured crisis. that's what was done in order to do what the democrat majority did on november 21, si which is the most stunning development in the history of the united states senate in terms of a rules change and i intend to talk about that tonight and i want through some very specific facts. not speeches, not something made up but facts. and i'm glad that the majority leader moved four district jz just because every one of the other nine might ask mr. majority leader, why did you not move my name? why are you leaving me out? because you could move it on
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am EST
candidates starting with adelaide stevenson and john f. kennedy and people, bill clinton, walter mondale, i can list practically every presidential candidate on the democratic ticket for those 60 years, they all turned to him because they realized he was kind of serving as a kind of liberal conscience to that generation of political people. and the a way they needed -- in a way they needed his validation to be able to appeal to the liberal constituency that he tended to represent. >> but a hard-headed kind of liberalism. >> that's right. >> which is where -- he was so close to stevenson and did not make the transition to kennedy overnight. could you talk about that transition to shift from libertyville to hyannis? >> well, that's very interesting because you used the word hardheaded. he was very disappointed -- he, obviously, adored stevenson, e worked for him twice. but be at the same time, he felt that stevenson seemed rather passive on the issue of civil rights. and he was very, as tom points out, he had woken to that issue from having that visit in the mid 1940s to the south. and he tri
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
of staff. he battled with them over the issue of nuclear weapons. >> as you say, both president clinton and bobby kennedy, much better than the joint chiefs and many of the advisors. they were pragmatic, cared about politics but argue for military restraint where both the joint chiefs, people like bundy and mcnamara all state under johnson really tarnished the reputation by their performance in vietnam. why was kennedy better than his advisers sequence well, -- it's not working. i think kennedy understood he was the responsible party. and he was deeply troubled by the fact that -- and what people have forgotten, i still teach, i'm in washington and in beijing people 20 years old, they don't have a clue at this point as to how frightened and concerned people were in the '50s and 60s about the possibility, indeed, even the likelihood that there could be a nuclear war. kennedy at one point said to somebody in private, i'd rather my kids be red than dead. he never could've said that in public. but what worried him so much was the fact that the chiefs when he came into office, that local com
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> kimberly? >> do you anticipate that labor will come out early in support of the? >> look, hillary clinton is someone that my union has supported for every single job that she is either run for or sought. when she ran for senate in new york state, we were out there and very supportive. when she ran for president in 2008 we're out there and very supportive. i think it's far too early to talk about any of this. first off, the last i heard, she hasn't even decided whether she's running or not. so i just think it's too premature. there's a lot of work we have to do between now and 2014, 2015. and so we are really spending our time trying to figure how to reclaim the promise of public education, how to make sure that quality health care is something that all americans have, and getting through the ups and downs of obamacare. i'm glad the website is working better now. but about affordable college, making sure that there's retirement security for all as opposed to going in the direction we're going. there's a lot of work to do between '14 and '15 before we get to 16. >> i wanted to get your thou
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
that hillary clinton had called a reformer. initially, he planned to do that without the congress consent. he didn't think he needed the congress' consent. obviously once there was a lot of political pushback he threw it to the congress and let them decide. but i'm curious from each of y you, what gives the president the authority to order bombing even if he promises to limit the numbetothe number of people thae will kill, what gives him the authority to start bombing a country obviously we consider an act of war what gives him that authority i am curious from each of you. >> while, i think it is a great question because i was a little bit confused when he said no one has accused president obama of being inclined to engage in a war without a declaration. i was in court with members of this committee saying exactly that in the conflict and what disturbed us is the white house came back and said the reason that we don't need a declaration of war is the president defines what it is and he's simply saying this isn't a war. when we talk about the danger this is a danger of a different kind. not on
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
clinton. they're both in some sense on the same side. people who were displeased with both of them wanted to see them as adversaries and in certain senses they were. so it's complicated and ongoing, and i think it is in every culture, bill the way. i think that -- it's certainly part of our legacy but citizenship is constantly -- france, other places, constantsly being reinvestigated. sorry to go on. thank you. >> could you discuss the role or lack thereof, among political opponents of compromise during the times you looked at, and how it relates to today, to political factions you see compromised equivalent to treason. >> i think that's for you. the subtitle of my book is "confidence, crisis and compromise." and one of the white motifs, one of the themes that goes through the book, is the issue of compromise, because not only do we hear about the compromise of 1820, 1850, but the actual word was constantly being ban died about and you have people shouting in the senate, or in the house of representatives, i will not compromise. or william lloyd garrison saying no compromise with slave-ho
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
was about. this was the 1994 agreement clinton reached with kim jong ill. they agreed to mothball the plutonium are wracked need coke reactor -- plutonium reactor that would be built primarily by the united states for let's see, how many years? almost ten years the agreement actually worked. to the extent of the north koreans kept their plutonium reactor mothballed the united states delivered heavy fuel oil, however the u.s. deliveries were often late because congress often would not appropriate the money on time. this was a perpetual problem with the koreans talked about you and the light water reactors when they began construction they were never completed. negotiations continued with the north koreans. madeleine albright, wendy sherman went to north korea in 2000 and i went with them about negotiating a deal on the missiles as well, and the negotiations went well. they went so well that bill clinton had to decide and fli ia coin at the end this presidency whether going to go to north korea or if he was going to try to finalize an arab-israeli peace agreement he and he decided f
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Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
, good morning, representative hunter. i remember in the past president clinton was stealing and they are having a problem with their missiles on launch pad getting off the launch pad and their guidance systems. after they made deals with clinton, it appeared that clinton sold them or gave them a guidance system for their icbms and they were able to successfully launched their icbms. with accuracy. it wasn't long after that, just a few months after that their minister of war was threatening the united states over taiwan. also, you got to remember what madeleine albright went to north korea and dealt with the leader at that time over nuclear power plant and supposedly they wanted uranium for the nuclear power plant. they took back uranium and refined it needed in to a nuclear weapon. they also got missile systems in china. i do not trust this administration dealing with iran at all. i think will come out on the losing end of it. >> host: congressman? >> guest: i agree. all things he basically said the same thing. >> host: the american heritage in this paper to a lower the sanc
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
, -- i whenber in the past president clinton was dealing with china. they had a problem with missiles and their guidance systems. clinton. deals with it appeared that clinton gave them a guidance system for their cbm's and they were able to launch their icbm's. . with accuracy. it was not long after that, a few months after that, the minister of war was threatening the u.s. over taiwan. have got to remember, when madeleine albright went to north with theirealt over nucleart time and was supposedly -- they wanted uranium for a nuclear power plant. they took that uranium and refined and made into a nuclear weapon. they also got missile systems from china. i do not trust this administration dealing with iran at all. i think we will come out on the losing end. host: cumbersome? -- congressman? guest: i agree. all the things i have said, he said the same thing. host: tweeting in. why don't you lower the sanctions first as a jester, you can put them back? -- as a gesture, you can put them back? guest: once you let the monkeys out of the barrel -- you are having the wrong getting into a pack
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 2:40pm EST
, that was just a test. i wanted to see whether i'd get the kind of applause that clinton got at the '88 convention when after 50 minutes he used those words, and the place erupted not just in applause, but in celebration. that laugh -- [laughter] but i digress. [laughter] about the book. the book is several things. the first thing, because it does span my career as a journalist going all the way back to, as jim said, 1981. in fact, i started on the day that ronald reagan was sworn into the presidency. it's a chronicle of the last three decades, and those three decades are historically a time of enormous fascination which it was my privilege to witness and to comment on. the '80s, the reagan revolution and the last days of the cold war, the '90s, our holiday from history. the 2000s, the beginning of the age of holy terror. and for the last half decade, this week is the fifth anniversary of the winning of the president i by barack obama -- presidency by barack obama. barack obama and the rise of a new kind, a new, more ambitious and i might even say radical kind of american liberalism. re
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Dec 8, 2013 11:25pm EST
to think about that. during the primary season of 2008 when clinton was running against obama for the democratic nomination and there was a guy at one of delivery clintons rally is that held up a sign that said [inaudible] dear member that? and so i asked my students about that and i said how many remember that. by the way, in 2009 asked this question as well. and so i asked the students to say, how many remember that. 10%, 20% handset. and a few of us knew it and he sorts of things knew it. but imagine at an obama rally, a white guy had held a a sign that said polish my shoes. don't you think every media outlet, every single republican would've said stop everything, that is wrong. >> you know, after all, you're talking to people about this. >> i think it just seems more acceptable. overt racism, we all celebrated, it's like, oh, we were wrong about that. but i think that in some ways obama has become a lightning rod for the resurgence of overt racism. >> still coded? >> yes. >> that is part of what was behind it. we know he's one of them, he's not one of us. >> correct enact
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30am EST
clinton came along. he brought energy, ideas and a positive outlook. he told us not to stop thinking about tomorrow. it took democrats three the elections to get their groove back. 12 years of painful losses and being out in the wilderness. for them to get past internal differences and find a candidate they could unite behind. i'm hoping it takes us eight years and just two losses. with that, with a positive note i would like to open it up to questions. >> hi. one criticism i've been hearing about why we are seeing so many candidates who can reach across the aisle or can't appeal outside on demographics because of gerrymandering. we have all these ultrasafe crazily drawn districts, and so you don't need to be a more inclusive candidate to win. do you agree with that? if so, keeping the republican party should get behind initiatives to have more nonpartisan league drawn districts, a more saner place to draw congressional districts? >> yes, i agree with that. i think gerrymandering has a lot to do with where we are right now, and that's not just a problem for republicans. it's also a problem
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Dec 7, 2013 8:45pm EST
to live and what matters most in life that emerged within a clinton text in the early 1520s, have never gone away. instead, they have been transformed, they've been modified, they've been expanded, in terms of content and character, even as efforts have been made to contain some manage their unintended and enormous effects. the most important institutional facilitators of the process have been, and remain, modern liberal states. which solve the problems of early modern confessional coexistence. as i note in the introduction of the book the unintended reformation expands upon and develops conclusions that i reached at the end of my first book, salvation at stake, christian martyr dom insuring case you want to read another book of mine after this one. it was already clear to me then that critical aspects of the era can be seen if modern christianity is studied comparatively, across confessional boundaries, incorporating state-pouter it protestantses, and catholics. it would be an exaggeration, wrote, in the conclusion of salvation at stake to say that unresolved religious disagreement cau
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Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
of icons and maybe always will be. president bill clinton, who has such a wonderful with words, said this: every time nelson mandela walks into a room, we all feel a little bigger. we all want to stand up, we all want to cheer, because we'd like to be him, like him on our best day. sadly, nelson mandela won't with walking into our rooms ever again, but we can all still strive to be like him on our best days. for as he said in one of his memorable proverbs, what counters in life is not -- counts in life is not the mere fact that we've lived, it is the difference we've made to the lives of others. >> here, here. >> mr. alistair byrd. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it's a real privilege to to follow the right honorable gentleman. he speaks with an authenticity that few others could have in these circumstances. and it must be the case the vindication of history sits comfortably on his shoulders and all those in the anti-apartheid movement, and he is entitled to his day today, and he's spoken so well of the things that matter so much to him and to so many of us. i remember as a small boy writing -
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
, and at that ceremony, president bill clinton spoke about betty ford's legacy and her work with helping people with alcohol and drug addiction after she left the white house, and we'll close with that. >> perhaps no first lady in our history with the possible exception of elenor roosevelt touched some -- so many of us in such a personal way. because i lost my mother to breast cancer, betty ford is a heroine to me. because my family was victimized by alcoholism, and i know what it's like to see good, fine people stare into the abyss of their own personal dispair. i will be forever grateful for the betty ford clinic and for the millions of other people whose lives have literally been turned around and often saved, may not have gone to that clinic, but went somewhere because she showed them it was not wrong. for a good person and a strong person to be imperfect and ask for help. you gave us a gift, and we thank you. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama said the fight with hiv/aids is far from over. he spoke after world aids day, observed each year on december 1st. the president was joined by
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Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
, the united states, that is not the leadership i expect of my government. the clinton, bush, and obama administration is isolating the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message is this sending the rest of the world in this lack of he leadership? we ought to sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing the land mines and use the leahy funds to help land mine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another law that says we cannot export land mines. let's so the courage. it only take as little bit to go for it and sign the treaty like every ally of ours has done. is that so difficult? let me tell you in conclusion. on november 22nd, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife being a young law student and watching the hundreds of thousands of people going down and it was so silent you could hear the drums when the band left and you can hear the lights in the street lights change. and i have been thinking about that a lot in the last few days. we have talked about it and what it fe
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Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
government. clinton and george w. bush and the obama of the administration have not joint this issue. i ask what kind of message does this sent the rest of so world with no lack of leadership? we should just sign that we spend hundreds of billions of dollars removing the land mines we use the leahy war victims fund to help victims around the world what are be afraid of? we have another they he law that we cannot export them to show courage only takes a little bit like every one of our allies. is that so difficult? on november 22nd to the great loss this country suffered when kennedy was assassinated. standing right out here at this quarter hundreds of thousands of people on the street yet was so silent you could hear the drones. you could hear the click you could hear the street lights as they changed and the drums of the horses as they came up pennsylvania avenue. i have been thinking about that a lot and what it felt like as the two youngsters still in the year i thought of what kennedy said of the memorable inaugural address to permit the slow undoing the human-rights to which we are com
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Dec 7, 2013 3:55pm EST
of the questions. why the cover-up? in 1996 a reelection in your of clinton and benghazi will but all he wanted to do just like barack obama is due kickback and hope for the vast but whether you kick the can you cannot make believe that you did not. they knew that this would be adjudicated in a setting, not in a court but in a hearing for everybody is hand-picked. so i explained that they q jack. then the next day here is the transcript. and then the response is gone from the transcript to do is god. that is the way the media works. they surprise you with their level of new ways to deceive but tuesday this guy is nuts. but not so much. so just a couple of highlights from the trial them questions and answers. certain things did not get into the trial but without the jury. the contents of his cell phone that reveals how troubled his life was just out engage u.s. with whitey and drugs and guns. the jury was not there so that is fair but the media chose not to mention. no doubt the evidence is true and valid just not deemed relevant for whatever the reason. and the star witness. [laughter] the myst
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Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
] [inaudible conversations] >> president obama and former presidents carter, bush and clinton along with other world leaders will be in south africa tomorrow for a memorial service for nelson mandela. that bins at 4 a.m. eastern time. earlier today british prime minister david cameron and members of the british house of commons paid tribute to nelson mandela. here's some of the prime minister's statement. >> mandela was the embodiment of that struggle. he did not see himself as a helpless victim of history, he wrote it. we must never forget the evil of apartheid and its effect on everyday life. separate benches, separate buses, separate schools, even separate pews in church. interracial relationships criminalized, past laws and banning orders, a whole language of segregation that expressed man's inhumanity to man. nelson mandela's struggle was made ever more vital by acts of extreme brewalty on the part of the -- brutality on the part of the south african authorities. his was a journey that spanned six decades through nearly three decades of incarceration through to his negotiations that led t
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Dec 4, 2013 8:00am EST
documentary about hillary clinton that would be viewed on demand on cable counted as a kind of an election message that the law banned in certain blackout periods before elections. that was the original question of citizens united. what you wanted to know is how did that turn into the citizens united case issue about this huge thing that shifted the ground under campaign finance legislation. so he wanted to know how did that work for the court and what with the ups and downs. you know, even when you publish a book like that and have sources like that, you still there from other justice is a, it was a very good book but i think jeff was wrong about this one point. but yes, in the main it's because he's writing a book. >> supreme court reporters failed to be for a long time. lyle denniston i believe has been there for 55 years. amy, do you worry about getting too close to the institution? >> i don't think so. i think especially with lyle. lyle really calls them as he sees them, and he prides himself -- because he prides himself on being independent, not only of his editor and publisher, but
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
. the president i cover closest bill clinton. but all the recent presidents is degree of personal connection that a president feels and when there's that personal connection, there's the possibility of a relationship that is more like a west wing relationship rather than a cab -- cabinet. tim geithner had a rough time at the start of his term as treasury secretary. but by the end he developed a relationship where i think obama relied on him. and he disrespect a sense that he was the treasury secretary. sort of bold -- you know capital p capital s. he was dealing with tim. my guy who i trust. who i like and respect. and who was in the west wing constantly. probably as much as he was over across the street at the treasury. and other people, i think haven't had that relationship. i'll tell you there's a couple of books i think are going to be interesting when they come out. secretary gates is writing his memoir. what is he going say about the question his relationship with obama? leon panetta what is he going say about thi
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Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
nation on earth, the united states. that's not the leadership i expect of my government. the clinton and george w. bush and the obama administration have not joined, have not joined. they have isolated the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message this sends to the rest of the world in this lack of leadership here we ought to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing landmines around the world. we use the leahy war victims fund to help landmine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another leahy law says we cannot export landmines? let's show the courage. it only takes a little bit to go for it and sign the treaty, like every one of our allies has done. is that so difficult? now, in conclusion let me tell you, on november 22, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife and i, as a long -- a young law student stand right here on this corner watching them go down. hundreds of thousands industry. you could hear the drums when they left the white house. that f
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm EST
's not the leadership i expect my government. clinton, the george w. bush in the obama administration have not joined an isolated this issue. i asked what kind of message to this than the rest of the world and this lack of leadership. we had to just sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars are moving landmines around the world. we as the leahy war victims fund to help landmines that comes around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another leahy law that says we can export landmines. it only takes a little bit to go forward and signed a treaty like everyone of our our allies has done. is that so difficult? conclusion, let me tell you another number 22nd, remember the great laws this country suffered 50 years ago when president kennedy was assassinated. as i drove down here, remember my wife and i as a young law student standing right here on this corner, watching hundreds of thousands of people on the street. it was so silent you could hear the drums when the cortÈge left the white house. you could actually hear the click in the street that says they changed and you could hear the hors
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Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be, certainly, remembered, for no way he led his dignity, as extraordinary understanding , not just tough how to bring democracy and freedom to his beloved south africa, but how important it was that he first brought freedom to himself. as i spent time with him starting in 1992 and tell them just in the last year-and-a-half , i was always struck by the extraordinary depth of his self knowledge, of his awareness about how hard it is to live a life of integrity, of service, but to combine within oneself the contradictions that he lived with, a lawyer and a freedom fighter, a prisoner and a leader , man of anger and forgiveness has s
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